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Old 11-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #41
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Good call, Eric.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #42
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One thing that falls neatly into the OP intent;

The round port in the aft cabin door provided only limited visibility and at some point I decided looked stupid too. So I cut out most but not all (3/8") of the plywood in the upper section of the door, cut out a Lexan piece to fit and bedded it in w black Sikaflex. The boat looks much better and visibility is far better. I can see that boat coming up close on the port side now. But the biggest improvement was how nice the rectangular window looks from aft. Just my opinion but it's just my boat.
My opinion too - Looks much better!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #43
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-Usual haulout last spring including full hull wax & prop off
-full varnish of almost all wood-ran out of weather-had to use the boat a bit.
-replaced smashed windows and repaired wood frame after a bowspritted sailboat took umbrage to our boat. Unfortunately and fortunately a fellow traveller in our small group of three. No one hurt but we were a bit excited afterwards which a couple beers took care of. ALL July and one week June gone. Revarnishing took care of the windows varnish also.
-Now I'm slowly putting boat to bed for winter including oil chg, antifreeze everything and put on cover.
Some shots follow
-bought new VHF but it will have to wait for spring
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:25 AM   #44
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But the biggest improvement was how nice the rectangular window looks from aft.[/QUOTE]Eric, It looks great!
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #45
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This has been a wonderful thread to follow! Great to see all the improvements--inspirational!

My boat spent many months on the hard and under the knife to get her to like new status. This was everything completed over the course of a year during her restoration. I'm only now beginning to enjoy the boat.

- Volvo Penta pulled to replace oil pan; engine painted.
- 5000 BTU marine A/C unit installed
- Shore power and service panel added
- Trumpet Horn
- Anchor light
- Two new bilge pumps added plus an emergency manual pump
- Engine room and interior painted
- Canvas bimini added and new v-berth cushions
- Stainless steel rub rails port and starboard
- Swim ladder installed
- New prop to bring WOT to Volvo specs; cutless bearing replaced
- Wheel house windows pulled, repaired, and reinstalled/resealed
- Several thru-hulls were replaced and a transducer installed
- Bottom soda blasted and painted
- Interior woodwork was refinished
- Sound proofing added to hatches
- DC wiring cleaned-up; new service panel
- Battery charger
- VHF radio and antenna
- Exterior of wheelhouse painted
- New Volvo instrument panel (don't ask what I paid for it).

I also had a lot of fiberglass work done to repair crazing and fill a stack hole after removing a pellet stove.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #46
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Thanks a lot. There are few issues in a boat that don't let you sleep until you decide for one option and see the results. Anchor rod is one of them.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #47
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C lectric,
I didn't know ramming was a modern day occurrence. That sailboat looks dangerous. It's hard enough to keep our boats up w/o being rammed.
Could have been worse I suppose. Let's see a picture of the whole boat. Don't think we ever have.

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Good work and progress. Why did you remove the pellet stove, how big was it and did it work? Not much need for a stove in Fl I spoze. I like your new avatar however I think all boat picture avatars should have the boat directed toward the post not leading one's eye away and out of the post. Something my art teacher pointed out to me. For me it was awhile before I figured out how to rotate the picture.

Thanks guys for the approval on my door window.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #48
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Good work and progress. Why did you remove the pellet stove, how big was it and did it work? Not much need for a stove in Fl I spoze. I like your new avatar however I think all boat picture avatars should have the boat directed toward the post not leading one's eye away and out of the post. Something my art teacher pointed out to me. For me it was awhile before I figured out how to rotate the picture.
Thank you. Simply too warm in Florida for two heaters. I already have a heater core/blower style heater (great for keeping warm while underway); but the pellet stove would get no use down here--wife and I just bundle up while at anchor if cold. The stove worked just fine but took up valuable space, which will be used for a cabinet.

I still have the pellet stove and vent--not really sure what to do with it. I can't even give it away in Florida!

Great point about the photo--you are right. I should take a better one following your advice.

Here are some photos of the stove and vent before and after removal. Interior was cleaned and painted with Pettit Shipendec glosswhite. The stove left lots of holes that required fiberglass work.

Note the PO used a dryer vent hose!
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #49
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I just want to reply to this thread so it will pop up on my recents. I've done not too much really good, but I'm happy to have done some average things like...
rehab my windlass several times.
install my GPS and especially my transducer.
installed spin-on fuel filters.
Fixed a leaky window and wood. Poorly, so need to re-do.

Thanks for all your pictures. I have so many ideas now.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #50
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Here's a little "get home" safety feature I place on each cabin cruiser boat I ever own...

“Fail Safe” new/independent 27 starter/deep-cycle combo battery, never connected outside its own batt box. With low amp charger inside box that functions when AC is on (can be turned off too). Always fully charged as well as distilled water kept at top level.

Just in case!
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:42 AM   #51
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One of the last things we have done is to add davits to carry the dingy, kayak, and solar panels. It has been a great addition and was well worth the money.

Also just put on seven coats of Cetol. It was alot of work, but again I think well worth the effort.



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